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Our blog

Wednesday, 28 March, 2018 - 19:05

Have you seen us on Instagram yet?


We’re now on Instagram, follow us to see photos of us out in the local community, listening on local people’s views on health and social care in Camden.

Every voice counts when it comes to shaping the future of health and social care. We aim to give a powerful voice to local families, children, young people and adults, we’re determined to hear everyone’s views.

Wednesday, 21 March, 2018 - 11:07

Talk to us about your housing and health

We’d like you to tell us what you think of housing and health. We know that poor or insecure housing can contribute to poor physical and mental health, so we want to know if your housing makes it difficult to keep well.

We’re keen to find out how effectively health and wellbeing services in Camden support the needs of people in different types of housing. Whether you live in private rented accommodation, council housing, a housing association home or own your home we’d like to hear from you.

Tell us what would help you to make more use of housing and health services.

Monday, 12 March, 2018 - 17:27

We're offering practical help for Camden’s GP practices

Healthwatch Camden’s offered to visit every GP practice in Camden to help them implement the Accessible Information Standard.

Part of our remit is to make sure that everyone gets equal access to health and social care services in Camden, this is a vital aspect of our work.

The Standard aims to make sure that people who have communication support needs can get information in ways that they can use and understand.

Monday, 12 March, 2018 - 16:58

Keeping up the pressure on dental services

Last June we published a report about Camden’s dentists, based on what we learned from talking to local people. We also spoke to dentists to see the whole picture.

We publish reports because we want to make sure that people who use Camden’s health and social care services get their voices heard when shaping services. We also aim to highlight where health and social care providers are doing well.

Monday, 5 March, 2018 - 17:43

Message from Frances Hasler - Healthwatch Camden Director

A dilemma for all local Healthwatch organisations, us included, is how to prioritise what we focus on. There are so many important issues to consider. Should it be poor administration in outpatient departments? Or the way health commissioners are limiting the use of ‘procedures of limited clinical effectiveness’?

Monday, 5 March, 2018 - 17:23

London Local Dental Committees mentioned us in a response!

The Federation of London Local Dental Committees quoted us on their response to the Mayor’s consultation on health inequality.

This shows that our work is having an impact in the local community.

We did the report because Camden residents told us that they wanted us to look at oral health care and dental services in the borough. We give people the power to improve local services and this is why it’s important to talk to us and have your say.